ride (one's) luck

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ride (one's) luck

To find success through fortune or chance rather than through one's own agency or risk-taking. (Used especially in reference to sporting events.) Primarily heard in UK. Cheltenham has been riding their luck lately, winning their last two games on penalty kicks alone, but they'll need to step up their game if they hope to have a place in the championship.
See also: luck, ride
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Raymundo Beltran watched Ricky Burns ride his luck against Jose Gonzalez at the Emirates Arena in May.
Durrant has been all-conquering since getting the series off the ground in 2008, although he had to ride his luck on the way to celebrating his latest success at home venue North Ormesby Workingman's Club.
WORLD number one Roger Federer admitted he needed to ride his luck as he battled back from a set down to overcome Igor Andreev in his first-round match at the Australian Open.
CHANTACO could bid to ride his luck at Epsom on Friday after lifting the pounds 50,000 Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar.